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“We, economists and social scientists from around the world, support the visionary document that the Constitutional Convention has produced to ensure sustainable growth and shared prosperity for Chile.

We believe that the new Constitution sets a new global standard in responding to the crises of climate change, economic insecurity and sustainable development. The economic provisions of the Constitution would represent a gradual but substantial advance for the people of Chile.

The approach to gender issues in the Constitution marks a great leap forward in the economic model of development. For the first time, a constitution recognizes care work, social reproduction, and women’s health as fundamental to the prospects of the economy.

The approach to public services and social security is another source of inspiration. By establishing new institutions for the provision of universal basic public services such as education, health and social security, Chile successfully applies the lessons of recent history that show the importance of these services for both short-term economic resilience and economic growth. long-term.

The Constitution’s Tax Policy Mandates Promise to Address Chile’s Economic Inequality -one of the highest in the OECD- while improving collection to OECD standards, reducing dependence on extractivist revenues and contributing to sustainable public finances.

The approach to work represents an important and democratic response to our times. By enshrining rights to work and collective action, the Constitution aims to offset the crisis of precariousness that affects economies around the world.

Finally, the approach to the Central Bank sets a new global reference by enshrining the mandate that takes into account financial stability, job protection and environmental care, the Constitution establishes a responsible structure for the central bank that fits into the 21st century.

Taken together, we believe that the new Constitution creates a legal structure that will succeed in preparing Chile for a new century of equitable growth, with prospects of attracting investment, protecting financial stability and promoting development for all Chileans. The world has much to learn from the exemplary processes of the Convention and the visionary product that Chile will vote for in the Plebiscite in September.


Mariana MazzucatoProfessor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at UCL, Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and President of the World Health Organization Council on the Economics of Health for All.

Jayati Ghoshprofessor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, former chair of the Center for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University, member of the United Nations Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.

Elizabeth Ortizformer Director of the Social Protection Department of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and former Associate Director for Policy and Strategy at Unicef, currently Director of Global Social Justice, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, USA.

Ha Joon ChangResearch Associate in the Department of Economics at SOAS London, former Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Director of the Center for Development Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Thomas Pickett, professor at EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics; co-director of the World Inequality Lab & World Base.

Philip Alstonprofessor at New York University School of Law, former special rapporteur and UN chairman of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Jomo Kwame Sundaramsenior visiting fellow at the Khazanah Research Institute, visiting fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, and adjunct professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia.

Katharina PistorEdwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law, Director of the Center for Global Legal Transformation, member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University.

Gabriel Zucmanassociate professor of public policy and economics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Jean DrezeHonorary Professor, Delhi College of Economics, Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Ranchi University, Member of the Economic Advisory Council of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

guy standingResearch Associate Professor at SOAS University London.

Ellora DerenoncourtAssistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University and a member of Princeton’s Labor Relations Economics Section.

James K GalbraithLloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Education International, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, former Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress.

Richard Kozul-Wrightdirector of the Globalization and Development Strategies Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Ann Pettifordirector at Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME).

Maximilian CassyProfessor of Economics at the University of Oxford.

Daniela GaborAssociate Professor in Economics at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Dean BakerSenior Economist Center for Economic and Policy Research.

prabhat patnaikProfessor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Oscar Ugartechemain researcher at the Economic Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Kevin GallagherProfessor of Global Development Policy at Boston University.

Caroline Alvesresearcher Girton College, University of Cambridge.

John Paul BohoslavskyCONICET researcher (National Scientific Knowledge and Technical Research Council – Argentina), former United Nations independent, expert in Debt and Human Rights.

Yilmaz Aykuz, former director of the Globalization and Development Strategies Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and former South Center Chief Economist.

Benjamin Braunsenior researcher Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.

gilad isaacsdirector Institute of Economic Justice, economist at Wits University.

Bodo EllmersDirector Funding for Sustainable Development Program, Global Policy Forum.

Mario SeccarecciaEmeritus Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, and editor of the International Journal of Political Economy.

Louis Philippe RochonProfessor of Economics, Laurentian University.

gerald epsteinprofessor of economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kristian StokkeProfessor of Human Geography, University of Oslo.

Marlese von Broembsedirector of the Women’s Law Program in Employment Informality: Globalize and Organize (WIEGO).

Alicia Gironcoordinator of the University Program for Asian and African Studies (PUEAA) since May 2017 and researcher at the National Economic Research Center (IIEc), National Autonomous Institute of the University of Mexico.

John LangmoreAssociate Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne.

Azita Berar Awadformer senior director at the ILO, research chair at the United Nations Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

anise chowdhuryadjunct professor University of Western Sydney.

Andres Chiriboga-Tejadaresearch and associate professor in Economic Sociology at SciencesPo Paris.

fred mosleyProfessor Emeritus Mount Holyoke College.

Bruno BonizziSenior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Hertfordshire.

Devika DuttProfessor of Development Economics, King’s College, London.

Diane ElsoProfessor Emeritus University of Essex, UK.

Neil Colemanco-founder and senior, Institute of Economic Justice Policy Specialists, South Africa.

Ozlem Onaran, Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich. She is the Policy Director of the Greenwich Center for Economic Research and Co-Director of the Economics, Governance, Finance and Accountability Policy Science Institute.

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